Bomb threat forces evacuation of Hawthorne Middle/High School

Published: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 9:49 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 11:29 a.m.

Hawthorne Middle/High School was evacuated because of a bomb threat Thursday morning, Alachua County Public Schools reported.

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office swept the campus. The school reopened by 11:30 a.m., according to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were investigating the apparent hoax.

Students were evacuated to the football stadium and parents were notified that they may pick up students from the stadium if they wished, the district said in a news release.

Information on the situation was posted near the top of the district's website at

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